Unbeaten junior welterweight contender Shohjahon Ergashev, who’s ranked No. 9 by The Ring, will face Salimu Jengo in a stay-busy battle Friday night time.
The 12-round bout will happen on the State Tennis Membership in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The 29-year-old Ergashev returned to motion in Krasnogorsk, Russia on November 16, weeks after the unique postponement, profitable by knockout earlier than spherical 3 after opponent Dzmitry Miliusha was not capable of proceed because of struggling an damage through the battle. after the second spherical.
Ergashev (19-0, 17 knockouts) has been promoted by Dmitriy Salita, however either side have been in litigation over the past a number of months. Ergashev accepted a battle in September in Russia, which was a breach of his promotional settlement with Salita, who was capable of get an injunction stopping Ergashev from preventing on that date.
Ergashev has in turned refused to permit Salita to advertise any of his fights, additionally refusing to speak with him. Salita declined to remark for the story.
Ergashev is the promoter of file for Friday’s card.
Ergashev is greatest recognized for having appeared on the favored ‘ShoBox’ collection a handful of occasions. His final look occurred on January 17 of final 12 months, brutally knocking out Adrian Estrella of Mexico within the opening spherical.
Ergashev’s most notable victories had been a knockout victory over Sonny Fredrickson in January 2018 and a call victory over Mykal Fox nearly 13 months later. Each Fredrickson and Fox had been unbeaten coming into their respective fights towards Ergashev.
Jengo (16-3, 10 KOs), who resides in Tanga, Tanzania, defeated Eduardo Mancito by unanimous determination in his final bout on November 28. The 25-year-old has received six of his final seven bout since shedding by knockout to fringe light-weight contender Xolisani Ndongeni in August 2018.
Welterweight Jamshidbek Najmitdinov will sq. off towards Merab Turksadze in an eight-round bout.
Najmitdinov (16-1, 9 KOs), who resides in Tashkent, has not fought since October 2019, when he knocked out Giorgi Khutsishvili within the opening spherical. The southpaw has received his final six fights since shedding to Viktor Postol in September 2017, a battle by which Najmitdinov dropped Postol in spherical 5.
Turksadze (6-9-1, 2 KOs) has misplaced 9 of his final 11 bouts after beginning his profession profitable his first 4 fights.
Middleweight Ulugbek Khakberdiev (6-0, 4 KOs), who additionally resides in Uzbekistan, will face Dzmitry Atrokhau (16-9, 7 KOs) of Belarus in a 10-round bout.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October of 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper. He may be reached by e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing